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Egypt: Former Minister of Supply, Brotherhood figure arrested

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Egypt’s Former Egyptian Minister of Supply Bassem Ouda, also member of the Muslim Brotherhood, was arrested on Tuesday, police sources said on Tuesday.

Ouda was captured inside a soap factory in Wadi Natrun, northeast of Cairo, according to the police.

Following the ouster of Muslim Brotherhood affiliated President Mohammad Mursi by the army, authorities have launched a crackdown on his supporters, arresting more than 2,000 members of the group.

Mursi along with other leaders of the Islamist group are facing trial on charges of inciting violence and the killings of protesters.